Things on my leaves

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    Ginger2111

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    Can you tell me what those little black specks are on my lotus and lily leaves? Some of them look like really tiny silver confetti and some are just black. They are SOOOOOOO little I can't even tell if they are alive. I washed them off last weekend BUT they are right back. Thank you
     

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    did you clean the roots and repot them before you added them to the pond .I am not sure what they are but they can't be good .
     
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    All of the dead and dying foliage needs to be removed. All that it does is initiate problems by attracting insects and pathogens.

    Can't see what you are referring to in the photo, but probably some specie of mite and/or aphid.
     
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    I think this is a better picture. Meyer this is my first lotus and I'm afraid to remove the dying leaves because I've read I can actually kill the plant.
     

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    yep mites can see them .I know here aphids have lighter colored bodies
     
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    Days are shorter, weather is drier, plant intercellular moisture is becoming more concentrated (pests love this). Pests are doing everything they can to suck up this nutrient rich substance so they can prepare next years brood for the coming winter.
    Here, we are seeing lots of grasshoppers, aphids, wasps, etc.
    It's just nature's cycle. Don't get stung!
     
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